In November, 2011, after the failure of a mill levy tax proposed to fund public education in Eagle County, Colorado, many concerned and passionate community members came together to create a solution to help mitigate the approximately $14,000,000 in state budget cuts to the Eagle County School District that occurred over three years from 2009-2011.
The purpose of the Education Foundation of Eagle County is to make specific and targeted recommendations to, and to work in conjunction with the Eagle County School district to retain our most qualified teachers, preserve staffing levels, maintain smaller class sizes, conserve and improve one on one student/teacher ratios, and to protect vital programs and curricula that are in danger of being reduced or eliminated. Our top priority is to maintain an excellent learning experience for students in Eagle County.
Urgent call to action from E•ƒ(ec) and our partners at GreadEd Colorado to urge the Colorado Joint Budget Committee to allow our kids to recover along with the economy.
Join GreatEd and EFEC in urging the JBC to create a multi-year plan to reverse the education budget cuts and give education its fair share of the newly available revenues. Add your voice as an individual by signing this letter to the JBC urging the JBC and state leaders to allow our kids to recover along with the economy. Be sure to use the tell-a-friend tool to encourage your friends to sign.
Between 2009-2012 the state of Colorado has cut close to $1 billion dollars in public education funding.
Initiative 22 is a statewide ballot initiative, and the only citizens initiative this year, to put a question on the November 2011 ballot asking Colorado voters if they would consider increased income tax to better fund preschool through twelfth grade education.